Sunday, May 18, 2008

Man Uses Gun as Backscratcher - Need I Say More?

Has anyone ever seen the (arguably) worst movie ever made, Plan Nine from Outer Space? There's a scene where a cop scratches an itch on his face with a gun. This Fort Worth, Texas man must have been watching a late night repeat of the movie when he decided to do this.

Jorge Espinal, 44, had an itch he just couldn't scratch. Seeing as how it was 3 AM and he had been drinking and playing poker for a while, he probably wasn't all that clear-headed. According to Espinal, he left the table, went into another room, and as his back was itching, grabbed the first thing he could find - the revolver.

It went off, and he then went back and told his poker-playing buddies that he was shot. They apparently didn't believe him at first (they didn't hear the gunshot?), but they did when they say the blood pouring down his back.

Espinal was taken to a local hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. He was released with a dose of (hopefully) more common sense.


Anonymous said...

How about linking to a source? Can you guys do that?

Anonymous said...

I've been thinking that myself... not because I don't believe you (though some of these stories are pretty hard to believe!), but just because I often want more information on a given story, and it would save me having to Google for it. :)

(Not that Googling's that much of an effort, but then, neither is linking to the source when you're posting anyway!) ;)